GoodTherapy.org Supports Project Happiness as a GoodCause

GoodTherapy GoodCause campaign: Project HappinessGoodTherapy.org is excited to announce Project Happiness as our featured GoodCause for November/December 2013. Founded by Randy Taran, a concerned mother whose children were facing issues such as depression, stress, and bullying, Project Happiness is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that specializes in resilience-building programs and is devoted to empowering people to create more happiness in their lives.

By fostering the growth and spread of happiness, they hope to instill compassion and respect for self and others in young people, ideally eradicating destructive behaviors like bullying, specifically in the classroom. Based in positive psychology, neuroscience, and mindfulness, these programs for cultivating more positivity and contentment are designed for educators and everyday people, and they are endorsed by public schools, private institutions, and universities in the United States and around the world.

With an emphasis on authenticity, they are centered on the importance of personal practice. Just as people practice their instruments, athletics, and academic skills on a regular basis, Project Happiness believes that consistent exercises focused on positive thoughts and experiences will lead to a more positive emotional state overall.

In addition to their curriculum-oriented programs, Project Happiness also offers a Student Leadership Club, in which young people can earn community service hours while playing an integral role in spreading the Happiness Movement to their peers and within their communities.

Project Happiness: The Documentary, which is available on DVD and in select areas via film screenings, explores what is at the root of our search for happiness, as well as some of the obstacles that stand in our way to finding it.

If you’d like to make a donation to Project Happiness via GoodCause, click here!

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  • Alli

    Alli

    November 26th, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    sounds like an awesome program, much needed and quite relevant today!

  • margaret

    margaret

    November 27th, 2013 at 4:57 AM

    You know, just the other day I heard someone talking (tv? radio?) and they were saying that we were all making too much of this whole bullying issue and that we just need to toughen our kids up. I thought, how ridiculous. This issue goes so much deeper than that! I think that we have to give our kids the power to stand up for themselves and to believe in themselves, but toughening up just to be able to fight back physically isn’t the answer. Words and actions hurt, they can hurt any of us, but I love it that programs like this want to empower our kids to do more, to be more, and to rise above this issue that is hurting far too many every day.

  • Aaron

    Aaron

    November 27th, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    @”Project Happiness believes that consistent exercises focused on positive thoughts and experiences will lead to a more positive emotional state overall.”

    This is so true. Earlier I used to think how just thinking good thoughts can make you feel better. But after months of doing this I can tell you that it actually works! You can make yourself think and feel positive thoughts and feelings with enough conviction and practice. I only wish more people realize this use it to their advantage.

  • Ben Pianese

    Ben Pianese

    November 27th, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    I love the Project Happiness. Lets all spread happiness and installing positive perspective and belief in our mind. We’ll naturally feel more at peace with past, present and future so we can heal the hidden cause of bad life events. The possibilities are infinite.

  • phyllis

    phyllis

    November 29th, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    so wish that this was the predominant attitude across society! Let’s all think good thoughts people!

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